Journal article

Impact of education on women with perinatal depression

A Buist, C Speelman, B Hayes, R Reay, J Milgrom, D Meyer, J Condon

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact that education through participation in a depression screening program has on mental health literacy and help seeking behavior in perinatal women. METHODS: Responses to a hypothetical case of depression, help seeking behavior, and screening levels for risk of depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were compared between two groups of postnatal women; one group who had participated in a screening program and the other who had not. Those who participated in the screening program were also asked to evaluate the educational material they had received. RESULTS: A total of 1309 women, broadly representative of postnatal women, answered one or more ..

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